The Alignment of Molecules in the Nematic Liquid Crystal State

  • John F. Dreyer


The most distinctive characteristic of nematic liquid crystals is their optical property of anisotropy as evidenced by their birefringence while in a fluid state. They possess an organizational arrangement of their molecules which is intermediate between the disorder of an ordinary liquid and the three dimensional periodicity of crystals.


Liquid Crystal Nematic Liquid Crystal Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Liquid Crystal Phase Positive Type 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

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  • John F. Dreyer
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  1. 1.Polacoat, Inc.Blue AshUSA

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